Porter Wright’s Luke Fedlam launches podcast for athletes
Columbus, OHIO (July 16, 2020) – Porter Wright is thrilled to announce a new podcast focused on the headline-grabbing sports industry and legal issues that impact student and professional athletes. Topics include the hotly-debated NCAA name, image and likeness debate, helping athletes navigate private investments, why it’s important to tackle estate planning now when an athlete is young, and HIPAA privacy laws and how they apply to athletes. The podcast, “Protecting Your Possibilities,” is hosted by chair of the firm’s sports practice, Luke Fedlam.
“Luke’s extensive experience working with student and professional athletes on protecting themselves now and preparing for life after sports is key in helping these men and women succeed,” said Bob Tannous, managing partner of Porter Wright. “We’re thrilled to share his leadership with more athletes and industry leaders with this new podcast.”
Luke features professionals from the legal, financial and sports industries to discuss the issues and the impact on athletes. “The landscape of college athletics is about to experience a monumental shift with the implementation of student-athletes being able to receive compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness,” said Luke. “In this first episode, I talk to Jyllian Bradshaw about this fast-evolving issue and how Title IX comes into play.”
About the Host
Luke Fedlam is a partner at Porter Wright and chair of the firm's Sports Law Practice Group. His legal practice focuses on the challenges athletes face at any phase of their career. He works with student athletes transitioning into professional sports, professional athletes navigating life on the team, along with retiring athletes, working with their team of advisors to provide counsel and leverage opportunities.
Luke is also founder and president of Anomaly Sports Group, an advisory firm that works with university athletic departments, professional teams and leagues, and other groups to provide education and guidance to athletes.